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1 The steps are six in number , and are about 38 , 36 , 341 , 32 , 31 and 29 } feet
in height ; the width of each step is from six to seven feet . The lengths of the
sides at the base are : north and south , 352 feel ; east and west , 596 feet , and
At length they made one of themselves king , whose name was Salatis ; he also
lived at Memphis , and made both the upper and lower regions pay tribute , and
left garrisons in places that were the most proper for them . He chiefly aimed to ...
This treaty the sets out at full length the relations which had existed between the
two nations for some time before , and each party solemnly promises not to make
war on the other , and to assist the other in war if required ; to cement the ...
Now the Rosetta Stone is inscribed with 32 lines of demotic , and the Stele of
Canopus with 73 ; but as the lines on the Rosetta Stone are rather more than
double the length of those on the Stele of Canopus , it is pretty certain that each
... και To face p . 108 . The ROSETTA STONE , inscribed with a decree of the
priests of Memphis , conferring divine honours on Ptolemy V . , Epiphanes , King
of Egypt , B . C . 195 . document is of about the same length . The Stele.
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'The Mummy' is an amazing book because it's so much more than a description of how, why and when Ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Look just through the contents and you'll be amazed at the range of material - as if Wallis Budge had emptied a sackful of knowledge for the learner to pick through. Because that's it's best use, a source book on Ancient Egypt - as long as you remember it's dated and some ideas rejected.
The first few pages introduce and include a list of the nomes (districts) in hieroglyphics and transcriptions. The pages on Egyptian chronology, as well as reviewing problems oof disagreement ammong both sources and scholars includes a useful list of rulers - although the real jewel here, following a good basic history, is a list of 2 of the 5 names available of Pharaohs (hieroglyphics & transcriptions); this is a must for any visitor to inscriptions in museums or Egypt itself. A clear history of the decipherment of hieroglyphics is followed by a useful list of hieroglyphs, useful that is for those looking at REAL inscriptions.Then the book gets into mummies IN DETAIL but beware as, for example when dealing with ushabti, Budge will throw at you a whole paragraph of (untranslated) hieroglyphics - after all, you did read everything before that, didn't you? Then anything and everything is on offer - stelae, coffins, draught-boards,the gods, graves, numbers ..... As I said above it is a book to dpp into and not to read from cover to cover. And that's why I give it 4 stars
PS It's by far the most USEFUL of my books on Ancient Egypt
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The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
Limited preview - 1964